NEIL LANCEFIELD and JESSICA NIGHTINGALE
January 13, 2012
A student who created a website which helped people watch films and TV shows for free can be extradited to the US to face copyright infringement allegations, a court ruled today.
Sheffield Hallam University undergraduate Richard O’Dwyer, 23, allegedly earned thousands of pounds through advertising on the TVShack website before it was closed down by the US authorities.
He faces jail if convicted of the allegations, which were brought following a crackdown by the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency.
…¬†Mr Cooper also claimed his client would be the first British citizen to be extradited for such an offence and would effectively become a “guinea pig” for copyright law in the US.